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Well, Wikipedia has a pretty detailed explanation on this: Alsace-Moselle maintains its own local legislation, applying specific customs and laws on certain issues in spite of its being an integral part of France. These laws are principally in areas that France addressed by changing its own law in the period 1871–1919, when Alsace-Moselle was a part of ...


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Actually, not paying those who conduct religious service is not the same thing as no state money whatsoever going to religious organizations. Since 1959, the French government pays the salaries of teachers in private schools, most of which are religious, and gives subsidies directly to those schools. So unless something has changed in that respect, the ...


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The first round would be canceled, and a new election would be organized French newspapers like to answer this question during election times. For example, this article is an interview of Michel Lascombes, a constitutional law profesor. The main source is article 7 of the French constitution. To summarize the article: If a candidate dies or is ...


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Most French citizens can emigrate to any EU country of their choice, and that includes French Jews, obviously. Claiming asylum for example in Germany is practically impossible for French citizens. Germany would - just like France - say there is no evidence for "out of control hate crimes against Jews in France" - nothing that the French police wouldn't ...


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It simply depends on the status of the territory: if it's part of a country which belongs to the EU then by definition it is part of the EU. Formally British Overseas Territories are not considered part of the UK: The British Overseas Territories (BOTs) or United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are fourteen territories under the jurisdiction and ...


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Each is a special case. At the time the "motherlands" joined the EC, the number of EC members could be counted by the fingers on two hands. Each had specific constitutional relations with their dependencies. Greenland used to be an EU member but decided to weaken constitutional ties to Denmark and to leave the EU. The reason seems to have been control of ...


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Firstly I must say that I am probably more biased than everybody would like on this question as I was a proponent for brexit. I know more of the advantages for leaving than I do disadvantages and I do believe this is because I research more on the leave side. Secondly, after reading the answers above, eloquently written, fair and quite factual as they are, ...


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LePen is selling a brand of nationalism oriented towards the "good old days" when France mattered more, not necessarily because it was better off, but because fewer nations were successful overall, so France looked better. It's emotional, rather than necessarily fact-based. With that said, let's take some areas Economics Every French school child learns ...


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